Climate Strikes

LNS at Green New Deal Town Halls Across New Jersey

The Labor Network for Sustainability helped to organize and participated in a series of Green New Deal Town Halls across the state of New Jersey this spring. Working with the Sunrise Movement, SEIU 32BJ, the Sierra Club, BlueWave NJ, and ForwardNotBack, a pro-worker,...

Where should labor stand on anti-protest legislation?

As fossil fuel advocates have increasingly lost the battle for public opinion, they are increasingly turning to government repression as a way to pursue their policy preferences. According to the US Protest Law Tracker, since the election of Donald Trump 14 states...

Strengthen Labor’s Voice to Help Shape the Green New Deal

On Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30, 2019, the Labor Network for Sustainability will hold its Third National Labor Convergence on Climate in Chicago. In the spirit of this year's theme, which is: Strengthening Labor's Voice to Help Shape the Green New Deal...

Packed Bay Area Convergence on Climate Plans for Green New Deal

by Veronica Wilson, Labor Network for Sustainability On April 13, 150 local labor leaders, members and organizers, along with ally organizations gathered for the Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO Labor Convergence on Climate. The Convergence was co-hosted by Labor...

Workers Join Young People on Global Strike for Climate

by Jeremy Brecher, Labor Network for Sustainability On March 15, 1.5 million young people joined a School Strike 4 Climate in more than 2000 locations around the world. The school strikes have been occurring weekly since thirteen-year-old Greta Thunberg began sitting...

New Labor Endorsements for the Green New Deal

San Francisco Labor Council GND Resolution Labor resolution shows unified support for a Green New Deal with strong labor and community provisions. The San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO is publicly calling a Green New Deal “that includes a strong and binding...